priv|i|leged [ `prıvəlıdʒd ] adjective
1. ) having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have, because you have a lot of money or high social status:
Cynthia had a very privileged upbringing.
a privileged class/group/elite
the/a privileged few: For the privileged few, opportunities to make money always exist.
a ) able or allowed to do things that other people have no opportunity to do:
We feel very privileged because we get a year off work with full pay.
be/feel privileged to do something: All those who were privileged to work with him have special memories.
a privileged position: Her financial advisers occupy a privileged position within the company.
2. ) privileged information is secret and does not have to be discussed in court
the least/less privileged
people who are poor and have no social advantages

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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